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Economic Development Specialist – HCDC

Administers various economic development programs and multiple projects.  Must be detail-oriented, with strong oral and written communication skills and computer skills.  Knowledge of tax incentive programs important including enterprise zone and community reinvestment areas.  Provide research on certain contracts including demographics, statistics, maps and reports.  Knowledge of and experience with CAGIS a plus.  Experience (2-5) years, and Bachelors degree in a related field required.  Valid Ohio driver’s license necessary.  Some travel may be required.  Salary DOQ. 

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Economic Development Manager – City of Fairfield, Ohio

The City of Fairfield, Ohio, a well-established, progressive city located just north of Cincinnati, is seeking applicants for the position of Economic Development Manager.  The successful candidate will be the City’s primary lead on new business recruitment and existing business retention and expansion.  This person will maintain a database of commercial and industrial prospects, develop marketing campaigns and material, develop content for various newsletters and social media accounts, and create and maintain partnerships with federal, state and county development officials and other business support organizations. 

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Diversity & Inclusion Technology Internship

The Diversity & Inclusion Technology Internship initiative places highly motivated college students at early-stage technology companies or companies with a technological need. The Ohio Development Services Agency operates the initiative through the Ohio Third Frontier.

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Ice Cream Collisions and Ecosystem Musings

Winter, Spring, and Summer have flown by at the HCDC Business Center. I am not new to the #StartupCincy ecosystem, but my first nine months at HCDC have been a whirlwind; it is amazing to see the clustering and organic partnering that takes place when you get a lot of really smart people (i.e. actual rocket scientists) working together in close confines. In my mind, the Business Center is a mini-microcosm of the overall Greater Cincinnati/Dayton economic ecosystem – we’ve got aerospace, medtech, biotech, military, and digital – but the one thing that sets HCDC and Cincinnati apart from other ecosystems (the valleys and the alleys) is the tremendous amount of innovation, clustering, and manufacturing specific startups that resonate up and down the supply chain.

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Gov. DeWine is a Partner in Ohio Economic Development

As is the case for Ohio and as you all know, the most successful economic development efforts can be directly attributed to the assembly of a talented, highly cohesive and cross-functional team. Earlier this year, our statewide economic development network gained two engaged and energetic advocates in Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted. Both are already passionate about being involved.

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Tracked House Bills – June 2019

Governor’s Budget Bill: The Governor’s proposed budget for the 2020-2021 Biennium, HB 166 has been moving forward, with the House passing a Substitute Bill May 9 and the Senate releasing its Substitute Bill June 11.  The Governor must sign a final budget bill by June 30.

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Tracked House Bills – May 2019

Governor’s Budget Bill:  The Biennial Operating Budget Bill (HB 166) was introduced in the House March 25, and a substitute bill was passed by the Ohio House on May 9.  Copies of the original and substitute bill are available at: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-documents?id=GA133-HB-166  The Ohio Senate Finance Committee is currently holding hearings and under Ohio’s Constitution, a budget bill must be signed by the Governor by June 30.

The bill includes initiatives important to Governor DeWine and Lt. Gov. Husted, including additional funding for wraparound services for children and families and a water quality program called “H2Ohio” that will fund improvements in waterways across Ohio including Lake Erie.  Economic development provisions included in the House’s substitute bill include:

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Tracked Senate Bills – May 2019

Governor’s Budget Bill:  The Biennial Operating Budget Bill (HB 166) was introduced in the House March 25, and a substitute bill was passed by the Ohio House on May 9.  Copies of the original and substitute bill are available at: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-documents?id=GA133-HB-166  The Ohio Senate Finance Committee is currently holding hearings and under Ohio’s Constitution, a budget bill must be signed by the Governor by June 30.

The bill includes initiatives important to Governor DeWine and Lt. Gov. Husted, including additional funding for wraparound services for children and families and a water quality program called “H2Ohio” that will fund improvements in waterways across Ohio including Lake Erie.  Economic development provisions included in the House’s substitute bill include:

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Tracked House Bills – April 2019

JobsOhio: Governor Mike DeWine announced April 15 the appointment of Robert C. Smith as chairman of the JobsOhio Board of Directors. Smith is partner and market leader of Cerity Partners’ Cleveland office and has more than 40 years of experience in investing, finance, accounting and business management. Smith has held a number of past and current board roles, including appointments to the boards of Team NEO where he is currently Chair, the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, the Port of Cleveland and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Smith has an MBA in finance from Duquesne University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio Northern University (ONU), which also awarded him an honorary doctorate of business administration for his years of service as chair of the ONU board of trustees.

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Tracked Senate Bills – April 2019

Governor’s Budget Bill:  The Biennial Operating Budget Bill (HB 166) was introduced in the House March 25 and under Ohio’s Constitution, must be signed by the Governor by June 30.   The proposed budget appropriates total spending of $69.56 billion in FY 2020, an increase of 4.1% from the current budget, and $71.29 billion in FY 2021, or a 2.5% increase.  A link to the full bill can be found at:  https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-documents?id=GA133-HB-166 and the Legislative Service Commission’s Analysis is at: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/download?key=11470&format=pdf

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